Attractant, Bait, Crayfish & Bugs

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Rapala Shad Dancer Crankbait - 2-3/4' - Silver Flash
Already one of the deadliest deep-diving crankbaits on the market, the Rapala® Shad Dancer raises the bar wherever deep-bodied forage species roam. With its reconfigured, shad-style body profile, this silent swimmer exhibits the characteristics that ha

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Bandit Lures Walleye Shallow Crankbait - 4-3/4' - Clear
One of the hottest baits on Lake Erie, the Bandit® Lures Walleye Shallow Crankbait tracks true at a wide range of speeds. Its rounded lip and sleek, true-to-life minnow body give it a rolling wobble that appeals to any walleye, zander, or other toothy

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LIVETARGET Gizzard Shad Swimbait - Violet/Black - 6/0
Most of the bass in a lake may prefer to feed on threadfin shad, but the big ones know better. The LIVETARGET Gizzard Shad Swimbait is definitely a big-fish bait, as it's built wide through the shoulders and broadside deep, just as in Nature, in order to

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Salmo Rattling Sting Twitchbait
The slender body of the Salmo Rattling Sting Twitchbait imitates many species of prey that predator fish in rivers and lakes survive on. Color palette varies between bait fish and pure fantasy. Built-in rattle adds to the power of attraction to draw in fi

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Livingston Lures Pro Series Shredder 53 Crankbait - SXEE Shad - 2'
The Livingston Lures Pro Series Shredder 53 Crankbait can "shred" a tightly-packed school of bass in minutes with its compact preferred-forage size, erratic extra-tight wiggle, and proven EBS™ sound technology. This mid-depth diver's deep-bodied pr

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Salmo Freediver Super Deep Crankbait - 2-3/4" - Pink Parakeet
When you need to get a bait down deep, it's hard to beat the Salmo® Freediver Super Deep Crankbait. This perfectly balanced trolling and casting lure is tuned to run to a solid 30' on the troll, and possibly deeper on braid or leadcore, with superior a

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Salmo Freediver Super Deep Crankbait - 2-3/4" - Blue Parakeet
When you need to get a bait down deep, it's hard to beat the Salmo® Freediver Super Deep Crankbait. This perfectly balanced trolling and casting lure is tuned to run to a solid 30' on the troll, and possibly deeper on braid or leadcore, with superior a

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Salmo Freediver Super Deep Crankbait - 2-3/4" - Hot Perch
When you need to get a bait down deep, it's hard to beat the Salmo® Freediver Super Deep Crankbait. This perfectly balanced trolling and casting lure is tuned to run to a solid 30' on the troll, and possibly deeper on braid or leadcore, with superior a

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Salmo Freediver Super Deep Crankbait - 2-3/4" - Silver Blue
When you need to get a bait down deep, it's hard to beat the Salmo® Freediver Super Deep Crankbait. This perfectly balanced trolling and casting lure is tuned to run to a solid 30' on the troll, and possibly deeper on braid or leadcore, with superior a

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Salmo Freediver Super Deep Crankbait - 2-3/4" - Green Tiger
When you need to get a bait down deep, it's hard to beat the Salmo® Freediver Super Deep Crankbait. This perfectly balanced trolling and casting lure is tuned to run to a solid 30' on the troll, and possibly deeper on braid or leadcore, with superior a

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For good reason, trolling is the most successful form of fishing when it comes to catching salmon. Trolling accounts for more salmon caught each year than all the other methods of salmon fishing combined. Just because a method is practically guaranteed, however, does not mean that it is the most popular option.

Casting for salmon is a past time that many anglers swear by; not only does it have its successes, but it is also the most sportsmanlike and cost efficient of salmon fishing there is. Casting reels for salmon fishing are very similar to those used in pursuit of other species, the difference being one of heavy duty performance in most cases.

When to cast

Casting for salmon is an activity enjoyed by many both on the Pacific Ocean and the rivers that run inland. River running steelhead in particular are highly prized by anglers who cast, both due to their reclusive nature when it comes to taking some bait and then the incredible fight they put up once hooked. Both of these characteristics are common to salmon of all species, whether they are landlocked kokanee or spawning chinook, pink, sockeye, chum, or coho heading upstream.

One of the best times to catch salmon by casting is when they are gathered in the mouths of rivers, preparing to head upstream for the spawn. These fish are still hungry, and therefore much more likely to take bait presented to them than they will be in just a few days farther up the river. Casting for spawning salmon in the mouths of rivers and other estuaries means using casting reels for salmon fishing that are resistant to corrosion, as the fresh water will often still be mixed with a measure of salt.

Anglers who cast in the ocean have a few options open to them. It is possible to cast from a boat even when trolling; the key lies in having a reel with a quick action, which usually means sacrificing some power. You don???t have a lot of time to make the cast or play the fish with the bow heading towards your cast, so speed is the ticket.

Other types of boat fishing including mooching and drift fishing might mean that you will have the option of using from time to time. Appropriate times might include spying a school of herring or salmon rising for whatever reason. And of course using a good casting or spincasting reel for salmon fishing is always popular from the shore; just make sure that you have the drum size to make a far throw, and the line capacity to clear tide lines.